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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Zyrxae in The Elefant smaller than an ant   
    [quote name='King Manu' post='16388' date='Sep 10 2008, 05:04 PM']All around you are big and small things. Thye are big or small because you compare them to eachother. Take two things you want, one big, one small, then try to see things comparing to them in such way that they will look exactly the oposite.

    and the ant-elefant things is not an example, is an actual training material.[/quote]


    Training material of what type, created by who, and for what purpose?
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Change in Poetry Corner   
    Liquid Sunlight

    Alone on the rocks, transfixed and wondering, I stand
    The loving sun sends its warmth across the land,
    Lending every shade a golden hue.
    The firmament comforts me with its majestic blue.
    As I peer about and scan within
    A clear reflection mesmerizes my internal vision.
    Like a newborn child’s first sight I sense
    The glory of a hidden world, sweeter than any incense.
    Currents of euphoria flow and ebb,
    With me, the willing victim, caught in the web.
    My soul, put to ease by these feelings, so strong,
    Is lulled into peace by the earth's silent song.
    A brief sensation that can't help but fade
    Is my greatest treasure, rarer than a unicorn's glade.
    Felt once but remembered forever, so pure and bright,
    Is the glory and joy of my liquid sunlight.

    (Written to honour a brief, wonderful feeling of connection with the Earth that overwhelmed me one day as I was doing a nature hike.)



    Cruelty

    Your viral touch infected me long ago
    We laughed and danced in your playground
    (The memory shimmers in my minds eye)
    Of us together, there as one.
    How blind I was! To all your lies,
    Clever veils erected to please and sedate,
    Comfort and subdue..
    My will dissolved under the subtle
    Stroke of your caress.
    Of it all, my heaven was there with you,
    My love! and now it's gone, ripped asunder
    And all that's left is your smiling face, so pleased...
    So pleased with my misery, your creation
    Taken up so high! Into your arms I fell

    These eyes of mine close with bitter remorse,
    Knowing full well the taste of sublime delight
    Was nothing more than pity for my ignorance
    Doled out so passionately from the source of my demise
    You! my love, for whom I yearn,
    Wicked temptress haunting my dreams
    With you I writhed in a web of lies,
    And now alone torment fills this place.
    No, it was heaven, your deceit for me --
    All your heartless insincerity.
    It felt so good, your special cruelty
    ...and now, alone I burn with desire
    For you, the phantom Love I never had.

    (Double meaning poem, written both an analysis of the Thoth Tarot deck Cruelty card, and an ode to a bittersweet relationship of my past.)
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Watcher in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    Seeing as Magic Duel is an online roleplaying game, I think it's important that people roleplay. An online game without roleplaying is simply mechanics without flavour. It would be battles only, there would be no adventure log, no quests, and every room would be filled with chat about the weather, work, common gossip, and the like.

    Does this sound extremely boring to anyone else?

    After I explored the mechanics of the game and the fighting for my first five months or so on the game, I gave away and sacrificed all of my creatures. I took a big step towards embracing the game on another level, to interact with people as my character, to be only as my role allowed. And you know something, it is much more fun for me to do that than to run around attacking people, trying different strategies and combat rituals. Every mechanic that is set in stone has a formula for success -- experience and thinking will eventually yield the result that would make you invincible. That, and a lot of time to grind. Or money to buy the tokens. Again, boring.

    Roleplaying is the underlying fabric of the game, the interactions between the people is what becomes engrossing, makes me want to come back for more. To make friends and enemies, to share in the things we create for our characters. We each have a role to play, we each have stories to co-create with the other players.

    Like Shadow said, it's about us all contributing to the living book that is MD. And I don't blame Z for simply ignoring the preposterous godmodding that he undoubtedly has to suffer through on a weekly basis. Bob has become a living, real part of the game, first through Z's singular dedication, and then through the other players buying into the idea and carrying it on. There are other things like this out there now -- newly seeded trees, for one example -- that add to the nature of the game and invite all participants to experience it.

    Our words and actions create a new dimension to the game, one that is overlayed the base mechanics. And it is good roleplaying that creates it, makes it interesting, sustainable, and ultimately enjoyable for all.

    That's my 0.02.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Thomas Riddle in Confession   
    [font="Palatino Linotype"][size="3"][i]Because I can tell a story, and Shadowseeker is right. Personally, I'm a very nice guy, but online, I am really an ass, so all apologies goes to all of you, I am truly sorry about what I have done, specially to Chewett, Czez, and Mur.

    EDIT: Oh crap didn't notice I was using this account... Well if your forgiveness needs to ban me for good in this game, then go ahead, it's fine really. I just love this game so much and I just f*cked it up, I hope you forgive me someday... [/i][/size][/font]
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Lazarus in Confession   
    [font="Palatino Linotype"][size="3"][i]Yeah I know, you're the only one who can send someone to jail, I'm just playing stupid, well I'm stupid yes... But believe me, I won't do anything that would piss people off, and I'm hoping too that I can handle myself. [/i][/size][/font]
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Lazarus in Confession   
    [font="Palatino Linotype"][size="3"][i]Ok, some of you knows me both in-game and on these forums, but few of you knows who I really am. I have committed many sins and a major one. I am Thomas Riddle, and I have many alts on the realm, so here it goes:

    I am also:
    Adam Riddle (also in forums)
    The Ager (also in forums)
    Furatus del Fur (also in forums)
    Siberian I
    Siberian II
    Siberian III
    Michael Jackson
    Cain Banelord (in Mt. Kelle'tha, destroying the Tiny Men)
    Necrovion Banelord (in Mt. Kelle'tha, destroying the Tiny Men)
    The Necrovian
    Jack Willow
    Life
    Cain Sacredheart

    And the infamous [b]Cain Baneheart[/b] who hacked Jazira's account on May 2009.

    The sins:

    I lied about Adam Riddle being my friend that died in an accident last June 10, 2009. The reason why I said that is because I am having some troubles with the creatures page, because I bought a creature when I Adam was an MP2, well I didn't know it because usually MP2's starts at GG when I registered my very first account Cain Baneheart.

    I have promised Czez to do her story, but the fact is, I did not do it, because I am too busy in RL and I have huge problems to deal with. Also, I'm making 10 avatars to submit to GlorDamar as of now and I'm working on all of my alt's stories, ALL of them even the banned ones (except Cain Baneheart and Jack Willow).

    I hacked Jazira's account because I'm too curious as of how it's like to be an MP5, and guess what, I discovered MANY things and figured out most about the battles, spells, etc.

    You're probably wondering, how can I be Cain Baneheart? He's from Philippines isn't he? Well yeah, we just moved here in Canada because of me having some troubles in the Philippines, I'm just too good on pissing off people, and I applied it in here by spamming some topics and being a Necromancer in these forums. The first time I registered Tom in here, I pissed off Chewett, and I felt really good about it. But now, my visions has changed.

    I am saying this because I want to start all over again, both RL and MD, and I am truly sorry about the people that I have pissed and as a punishment, you can ban all my alts, or ban me too if you like, but if it's possible, I want to keep Adam, Tom, and Lazarus, IF you give me a second chance.

    Apoligies to all, I won't do it again ever. If I did something wrong again, ban all my accounts and my upcoming account, I know you can trace my IP so whatever account appears using this IP, ban it.

    Thank you.




    EDIT: I want to keep Lazarus' forum account if possible, you can delete all my forum alts.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Azrael Dark in Tainted Warriors - New Leader   
    My thoughts on Necrovion's second alliance parallel that to both Ledah's and stormrunner's ideas of who the Tainted Warriors should be. I've always had the idea for an alliance "Black Scythe Order" that operated in complete anonymity, counter to Ledah's plan that the alliance is feared. Instead, they should be a known name - kind of like CIA, FBI, KGB, or MI5 - but no one really knows how or where they are operating. And of course there will be the crazies that always think they are watching when they are not (or are they?!?). I also agree with Ledah's idea of the "Dark Archivists", who steal info from the other Archivists and gathering more on Necrovion and burning the rest. The other function of Tainted warriors would be parallel to stormrunner's idea where they are an elite squad of commandos acting in only small but dangerous operations and as Secret Service to the King/Queen. Most operations are secret to the Monarch to maintain "plausible deniability", but if she were to ask for important information they would deliver.

    So in summary, they would be like a national security force in protection of the Monarch and in charge of building a Necrovion Archive.

    Another branch might be an Archane Science Research Division, but that might be a little too ambitious/ too large a role for this alliance right now. However, that might be the main role for this alliance too (wink, wink, for anyone who wants to pursue this idea). Kind of like Braiton's role magnified to an entire alliance.

    Why might I lead this alliance? Well, I have been around for a while so I've helped my share of new players and think I've grasped how the game works. I have considered Necrovion my home since day one too and whether official or not have been a member of the sentinels for quite a while. I can't guarantee that the alliance will be a stunning success, all I can do is promise to build this alliance as strong as possible and not abandon it.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Ledah in Tainted Warriors - New Leader   
    I'm opting to be leader.

    I think I can add to Necro, I plan to make the ally known and feared (even to dst and her minions) might even make it into an alliance like the arcgivists... storing all the info I can get in a place in Necro ^^ Necrovion's own Archives.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Jester in The End Of Jester's Reign   
    Due to Necrovion being the first thing that interested in me in MagicDuel, the first alliance I joined, the inspiration for my name, the homeland of my Teacher and the only alliance I was actually loyal to, I stuck with Necrovion until this point. Now I'm leaving for good. Necrovion itself has betrayed me twice within the past month, I see no reason in staying loyal to a land that is against me. Before Khalazdad left he gave me one final mission, which I have been waiting all this time to carry out. Since I haven't accomplished it yet I will not reveal what it is, but it had a lot to do with Yrthilian at the Necrovion Land Weapon. I followed Khalazdad's orders while there, and it got me attacked by the Summoned Army and branded as a failure in the Announcements and the Forum. I passed that by since there was no way for people to have known my mission. I continued on as planned with my goal of increasing Necrovion.

    In the middle of my plans a Kingship election was called for. It appears to me that only Necrovion itself could choose its King, so I assume that the elections went based on Necrovion's will. If Necrovion doesn't even have a say in the person who rules it then it is not a land worthy of respect. The elections chose Peace to be Queen of Necrovion. With me gone, the majority of the active members of Necrovion also left, not because they were not loyal to Necrovion, but for other reasons. Fifty people voted for Peace, and Necrovion chose her. Let the fifty people who supported her defend Necrovion. I want nothing more to do with it.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Fenrir Greycloth in Kings   
    So you did nothing for your position Jester? Thank you. That is all I needed.


    But what will you do for the kingship? And what will you do once you are king?
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Fenrir Greycloth in Kings   
    I did, but I figured you had schemed and lied your way to the top. Not because he was inactive.
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Granos in Investigating possible clues of shades holding the second cube   
    [quote name='Yami no Sakura' post='28447' date='Apr 7 2009, 06:24 PM']Okay...let's bring this baby back from the dead. >D

    [spoiler]So...where do the Shades fit into this?
    Well, one of the things we learned from the Shade Balance story is that the Shade have no individuality. They're like drops of water in an ocean, to use that analogy. They are incapable of having unique experiences and memories. Therefore, they cannot form their own cubes, and they cannot further their own set of Principles (even if they could possess some).

    As for the color/shape changing that happened to the Knator soldiers and Khal's group...
    I think that that is an effect of the walls of the cube (our limitations) reacting to the Shades.[/spoiler][/quote]


    If the Principles were to be modified in a specific way, I believe you could have an assortment of disparate entities that share the same consciousness. In this way, to fit the schema of your theory, the Shades would, indeed, possess a Cube. Just formatted in a different way than humans... Each manifestation of a Shade would be a reflection of the uniquely configured Principles that form the Shade Cube. To coincide with this idea, the changing and morphing of the soldiers and Khal's group could be the reaction of two differently configured Principles interacting with each other.

    The idea of the Cube is that it is a unique, static (yet malleable) soldification of the Principles. Place two Cubes together and they change each other in surprising ways -- as the inherently fluid Principles act upon each other. Like magnetism, opposites attract, and opposing Cube configurations can't help but touch and change each other when they get close.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Jester in The New Reign Of The Sentinels   
    It is time to clarify a few things.

    The previous statement was intentionally worded in a misleading way to draw out those are power hungry or blinded by hate, and it worked exactly as I had desired. The reason that "Instead of being a peaceful college and fighting to prevent war, we now desire war above all else" is because I want to fight these people. Don't misinterpret that, my motives are not unselfish. I mainly want a war, but as long as I can fight anyone it would be best in my mind if those were the ones I fought.

    "Our primary task remains the same: to guard Necrovion from all who seek to do it ill, and to learn as much as we can about the mysteries of this place, our homeland."

    I personally found it amusing how people seemed to completely skip over that part of my statement. The Sentinels are just that, Sentinels. We guard Necrovion. My enemies have obligingly brought the war to me, the Sentinels don't even need to leave home.

    "Do not misunderstand us, our purpose is not to cause pain and misery. We merely desire combat, true combat, not combat without meaning or purpose. Among our ranks there may be people who desire only to inflict suffering, but they are not representative of the views of the Sentinels as a whole."

    I had fun with this part, I told you right in that paragraph not to misunderstand what I was saying. In addition, right there I pointed out that I wanted "combat, true combat, not combat without meaning or purpose" and people still insist that I'm going to be declaring war randomly and for no purpose. The reason I claimed not to need a reason was because I knew my enemies would graciously provide me one.

    "For now we shall prepare, but soon you will be hearing more of this. Very soon. My reign may be brief, but I am prepared to follow through with my cause even at the cost of my death.

    As long as I live, there will be WAR!"

    Another bit of irony, I said that you would be hearing more of this soon because I anticipated that my enemies wouldn't wait very long before playing their hand. While I'm still here its very likely these invaders will not cease to invade my homeland, whether it be the land or the shade's death that they desire.

    If I were to lose, Yrthilian will add another land to those under his control, and Liberty will get one step closer to attacking the shades. As long as they are in power, I will fight. If Necrovion falls, who will be next?
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Guybrush Threepwood in The New Reign Of The Sentinels   
    Necrovion is a hunk of dirt, covered in something or other. Necrovion is not a reflection of the land, never has been, never will be. One could claim that the shades are, but who the heck cares about them? I have heard way to much BS about shades. I would love some actual facts on the critters, but I don't really have any. I have been told that shades bring balance, they aren't a reflection, but an opposition. Everyone in the realm is lazy and peaceful right now, there are no other warmongering alliances. It would make sense that in a time of peace Necro would try to bring about war. Of course, the Sentinels are not shades, and they are not necro, so regardless of what shades would or wouldn't do, and regadless of whether people think Necro should be thrown into a giant blast furnace to turn it into a mirror this says nothing about the Sentinels. Sure, it is kinda sad to see Khalazdad's idea come to an end, but the dynasty has ended. Jester is of no relation.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Jester in The New Reign Of The Sentinels   
    As of today the Sentinels have a new leader and cause.

    The members of the Dynasty were charged with living up to Khalazdad’s reputation, an unattainable task which I did not envy them. Khalazdad entrusted an important task to me before he left, but with him gone it is unfulfillable. Instead I now revoke the part of the Sentinels that was the Dynasty and begin anew. With this I claim the title the Regicide, which means King slayer or Kingdom breaker.

    I, Jester the Regicide, am now the leader of the Sentinels.

    Our primary task remains the same: to guard Necrovion from all who seek to do it ill, and to learn as much as we can about the mysteries of this place, our homeland. Our secondary objective is much different from what Khalazdad had in mind. Instead of being a peaceful college and fighting to prevent war, we now desire war above all else.

    The peace that has been covering this realm like a plague has caused the inhabitants to become stagnant. Instead of learning and progressing, people have become secure with their ineptitude and do not work or grow. We plan on teaching them the folly of their ways. Khalazdad said that people must adapt and change in order to survive, and I plan on enforcing this lesson in the most brutal way possible.

    Do not misunderstand us, our purpose is not to cause pain and misery. We merely desire combat, true combat, not combat without meaning or purpose. Among our ranks there may be people who desire only to inflict suffering, but they are not representative of the views of the Sentinels as a whole.

    Diplomacy, threats and bribes have no effect on us, we can not be discouraged, bought or coerced. Our purpose is pure.

    For now we shall prepare, but soon you will be hearing more of this. Very soon. My reign may be brief, but I am prepared to follow through with my cause even at the cost of my death.

    As long as I live, there will be WAR!

    -Jester the Regicide, leader of the Sentinels
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Fenrir Greycloth in The New Reign Of The Sentinels   
    Excellent... This works into my plans perfectly! *rubs hands together*
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Peace in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    Seeing as Magic Duel is an online roleplaying game, I think it's important that people roleplay. An online game without roleplaying is simply mechanics without flavour. It would be battles only, there would be no adventure log, no quests, and every room would be filled with chat about the weather, work, common gossip, and the like.

    Does this sound extremely boring to anyone else?

    After I explored the mechanics of the game and the fighting for my first five months or so on the game, I gave away and sacrificed all of my creatures. I took a big step towards embracing the game on another level, to interact with people as my character, to be only as my role allowed. And you know something, it is much more fun for me to do that than to run around attacking people, trying different strategies and combat rituals. Every mechanic that is set in stone has a formula for success -- experience and thinking will eventually yield the result that would make you invincible. That, and a lot of time to grind. Or money to buy the tokens. Again, boring.

    Roleplaying is the underlying fabric of the game, the interactions between the people is what becomes engrossing, makes me want to come back for more. To make friends and enemies, to share in the things we create for our characters. We each have a role to play, we each have stories to co-create with the other players.

    Like Shadow said, it's about us all contributing to the living book that is MD. And I don't blame Z for simply ignoring the preposterous godmodding that he undoubtedly has to suffer through on a weekly basis. Bob has become a living, real part of the game, first through Z's singular dedication, and then through the other players buying into the idea and carrying it on. There are other things like this out there now -- newly seeded trees, for one example -- that add to the nature of the game and invite all participants to experience it.

    Our words and actions create a new dimension to the game, one that is overlayed the base mechanics. And it is good roleplaying that creates it, makes it interesting, sustainable, and ultimately enjoyable for all.

    That's my 0.02.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to SageWoman in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    The one thing I didn't see mentioned here is Free Will. Unfortunately, Free Will makes everyone do things he usually wouldn't do until someone comes along and shows him that anyone can.

    Now before anyone becomes sarcastic, I am speaking of puns and not really being specific about Free Will (whomever he/she is). Puns in role playing makes for hilarious reading only for those who have been playing the game long enough to know who those characters are. The use of names for example; dst, everyone, Peace and Mur help me, Bob, can cause symptoms of PML, ROFLing if used in the right context. Let me pick on Dst here for a moment and let poor everyone have some Peace. When one battles with Dst and gets their Army wiped out, the saying "I've been Dst." become a pun. If there is another term for it, I am sure I will be corrected immediately if not ASAP.

    Game terms is another way to use puns in role playing. To list a few; brisk, heat, regenerate, and the most used one, Dead Girl. Using the Blue chat, one might type thus: Sagewoman: *watches Dead Girl walk by Briskly, her face Heated, trying to Regenerate some composure*.

    So, what am I getting at here? The use of Humor in role playing. As most know, Windy (proprietor and owner of the Wind and Rain Pub in Winds Sanctuary) and I use puns all the time in our role play. We shamelessly use character names and game terms that are guaranteed to make inhabitants to use the slang, LOL, ROFL, and my personal favorite, PIMP in the chat.

    Like Godmoddling, not everyone likes it, approves of it, but Mur Help Me (another pun)it's Liberating to let some of the frustration and Real Real anxieties out!
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Jester in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    Seeing as Magic Duel is an online roleplaying game, I think it's important that people roleplay. An online game without roleplaying is simply mechanics without flavour. It would be battles only, there would be no adventure log, no quests, and every room would be filled with chat about the weather, work, common gossip, and the like.

    Does this sound extremely boring to anyone else?

    After I explored the mechanics of the game and the fighting for my first five months or so on the game, I gave away and sacrificed all of my creatures. I took a big step towards embracing the game on another level, to interact with people as my character, to be only as my role allowed. And you know something, it is much more fun for me to do that than to run around attacking people, trying different strategies and combat rituals. Every mechanic that is set in stone has a formula for success -- experience and thinking will eventually yield the result that would make you invincible. That, and a lot of time to grind. Or money to buy the tokens. Again, boring.

    Roleplaying is the underlying fabric of the game, the interactions between the people is what becomes engrossing, makes me want to come back for more. To make friends and enemies, to share in the things we create for our characters. We each have a role to play, we each have stories to co-create with the other players.

    Like Shadow said, it's about us all contributing to the living book that is MD. And I don't blame Z for simply ignoring the preposterous godmodding that he undoubtedly has to suffer through on a weekly basis. Bob has become a living, real part of the game, first through Z's singular dedication, and then through the other players buying into the idea and carrying it on. There are other things like this out there now -- newly seeded trees, for one example -- that add to the nature of the game and invite all participants to experience it.

    Our words and actions create a new dimension to the game, one that is overlayed the base mechanics. And it is good roleplaying that creates it, makes it interesting, sustainable, and ultimately enjoyable for all.

    That's my 0.02.
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    Tzaroth747 got a reaction from Jester in Lecture On Md   
    I would like to request that Sandal's words are recorded so others, like myself, who cannot make the event won't miss out on what he has to share.

    Thank you!
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Granos in Md Radio Station   
    Ive been contemplating the idea of setting up a new server for a radio station, and someone who will be known for the sake of this as "Mango" suggested that I make it for MD...
    What I would like to know what are people's thoughts on something like this, also would anyone be interested in participating in it for a test phase?

    Post your Qualms, Suggestions, Complaints, Flames and other thoughts that you may have...
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Tarquinus in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    ((This is one of my favorite topics. I will break my own tradition here and speak entirely out-of-character.

    Roleplay is as much about what a character canNOT do as what she can do. A character's concept is defined by the player's imagination, but should also be informed by the setting. In most RPGs, the setting is explicit and very narrowly defined - very few people play D&D or World of Warcraft expecting to portray Wild West gunslingers or 20th Century Mafia dons. Because MagicDuel does not force the matter on players, we see a very wide variety of characters in the game.

    That's fine. It might even be good, if we were to develop a meta-plot about how the realm of MagicDuel entraps entities from other worlds. But all players should understand something: [u]if your character had powers in the world where you conceived him, he almost certainly no longer has them in MagicDuel[/u]. This is not a blow to the character, but an opportunity for character growth, a chance to demonstrate roleplaying skill. Do you fancy yourself a good roleplayer? Good. You're normal. Play that role and make it convincing. Look at LunarGoddess - here's a deity who has lost her power. Here's an immortal who has fallen in love with a mortal man. She has a story to tell.

    I run a lot of tabletop roleplaying campaigns. If you sat down at one of my D&D games and told me that your character is a half-demon with spell-like abilities, I'd laugh in your face. Why? Because the game includes rules for those kinds of things, and you can't just declare that you want them. If you can have them at all, such as the demonic heritage, the spell-like abilities will come gradually. When everyone is a super bad-ass, the game is BORING. What is interesting? Uncertainty; bluffing an entity you are sure can kill you; holding your breath as the GM rolls the dice, knowing the result could mean the difference between life and death for a beloved character.

    Don't bore us with magical powers you assigned your character. We have no reason to believe in them, because the game has a system for magical powers. Those who have magical powers worked hard to get them. Don't tell us about your awesome gear or unstoppable fighting ability: the game has a fighting system and gear. If you are a super bad-ass fighter, word will get around.

    Roleplay fighting almost invariably fails because it has no system of governance. It is therefore my opinion, after months of experimentation, that it has no place in MagicDuel. Sparrhawk makes an excellent point: if you're just sparring, you should be willing to take a beating now and again. If you're only going to win every fight, you will be boring... and you will end up being ignored by people who are actually using the system to fight with each other. The very idea!

    Outlandish roleplay almost invariably fails because it sets too few (or no) limitations on itself. For every Innocence, a really brilliant character with amazing inventiveness that has nothing to do with combat, role-played or otherwise, there are twenty demon-heritage warriors with elemental magic that has no in-game effect whatsoever.

    If you are a roleplayer, [i]do not ignore the system[/i]. Use its limitations as a springboard for your creativity. Have you noticed that no one bleeds in MagicDuel? That the sun never sets? That stacks of gold magically replenish themselves over time?

    How will you explain these things? What will they mean to your character? What will your story be in this world?

    We are waiting to be entertained. Some of us are ready to entertain you, too.))
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Metal Bunny in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    [quote name='Liberty4life' date='16 August 2009 - 12:45 AM' timestamp='1250376354' post='39474']
    umm that 50 lvl peasant vs lvl 1 demon... thats quoted from shadow
    [/quote]

    Not taking credit here, because I am certain that in the wide world of roleplay, someone, somewhere, may have said this before I did. I am certain of it; this world is full of godmodding children and adult hobby roleplayers.

    http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/4424-children/page__view__findpost__p__35079
    http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/4424-children/page__view__findpost__p__35144

    Which is basically my opinion this matter. Some of it may not apply, a lot of it will.

    How about I add something new.
    I wrote this in someone's log, to give you an idea how I handle these people.

    [i]"To every action there is an equal and opposed reaction. This game is awesome and great and so it is only natural that annoying people show up."[/i]

    You have some choices when dealing with these godmodders or immature roleplayers, or whatever you want to call them.
    I use a... in my opinion, a more mature and relaxed perspective on these matters. I ignore them or simply roleplay an action that makes them look immature or foolish.

    For instance if someone roleplays eating me, I respond by either ignoring them or by roleplaying that s/he should let me go, if s/he favors his/her teeth.
    If someone roleplays like in the first example; a giant blob eating bob and spitting it out. I would respond by either ignoring it or more likely: roleplaying that I see a quite delusional person humping bob the tree and licking it awkwardly. I then roleplay wondering where one could find a narcotic that would make one so delusional.

    Continuous complaining about people who cannot roleplay properly to the already set consensus of the older players, well, that is just basically useless. If these people are indeed so immature or not used to the level of roleplay, then they will probably not read the forum.
    In the offchance they do adjust, then it was a great thing indeed.

    But far better it is to adapt. Because these people will never stop coming and if you allow them to ruin the game for you, you let them win.

    Instead, keep roleplaying accordingly and set the good example or standard. Passive action, such as NOT RECOMMENDING THEM FOR PWR OR RPC, would be far more efficient in my opinion. These people will always come and play in such a manner, but if you can hold a more prestigious place over them and set a better example, then I believe that in the end, when the grows and grows, the majority of the players will have followed the example and the new players who godmod, will find themselves to be regarded as delusional and in the minority.

    Sounds a bit rough what I am implying, peer pressuring them into /more liked behaviour/, but that is the world we live in. But remember, I am an emperor, I am not a goodly and kind man who wants to be liked by all.

    Complaining does not help a lot I believe, but should it help, by all means, go ahead. Better you than me. I just think it is better to just ignore them or to ridicule them. Oh and to not recommend them for, well, basically anything.

    To stay on topic here, I believe that the current RP is actually quite good. I had expected a lot more Ledah's and the like. You see glass half empty, I see half a glass of vodka in my belly and half more to go before I drunkenly make a pass at some random female relative of yours and make merry while embarassing not only me, but her in front of your entire family as well, with the added result that you can no longer look at her with straight eyes and thoughts. Ever.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to Kafuuka in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    @dst: I haven't noticed any changes in quality nor quantity in the past 200 days. This thread may have appeared recently, the godmodding has existed for a long time.

    @sparrhawk: "as their role or mind power or actual strength develops" This statement can be interpreted in many ways, one of them being 'at mind power 4, you get an awesome new option for sparkly blue text, called *I cast pown mp3 nooblet*. imo All characters should have a weakness, and the more special powers you have, the more special weaknesses you should have, be it silver or women (i figure those are the most popular weaknesses atm). If at mp3 you decide your weaknesses are silver and women, and you grind a lot and at when you are finally mp6 some new mp3 comes along and it happens to be a woman in a silver bikini... you're screwed.
    "the player who is actually stronger" just try and make a list ranking all players according to their 'strength' in RP fights. Some characters are smart, others are physically strong, or skilled, some have lots of friends... If my character, a human, were to attack one of the werewolves in the realm, trying to use force alone, he'd die in two lines of chat. Obviously he does not do try it. Being slightly paranoid, he would at the very least carry a silver sword, silver chainmail, a stack of silver crossbow bolts and a bag of silver powder. He'd probably be exhausted because of the burden long before entering the lair too.

    Not wanting to loose... you should think about that before initiating a RP fight. Obviously someone has got to loose and it is unlikely the other person will want to if you were the one to suddenly initiate a fight. There are no rules about who wins, although I suspect people will consider yielding if the role play was consistent and at least one move was really funny or amazing. Although perhaps we should ask for a new chat function '!roll' to generate a random number; whoever roles higher wins; no retries.

    And one more thing that puzzles me: what do you do after you win a RP fight? Do you kill the other one and then resurrect him/her? If you are sparring, there shouldn't be such a reluctance to loose, if you are making it life or death, you will have problems every single time you meet the other person in the future. In general I'm not too fond of RP fights, I prefer games were everybody has fun, not where 50% have to loose and swallow their pride.
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    Tzaroth747 reacted to (Zl-eye-f)-nea in Roleplay: Ifs, Ands, And Buts...   
    I want to know what you, the general players, consider to be good or bad role play. I don't consider this to be totally subjective as a topic either might I add, in some respects quite the opposite.

    I will take one example. Someone decided to call me a small minded idiot recently over the issue of role play. I won't name the person for you, but the reason was that I consider turning into a giant black blob via one line of text, then eating the entirity of Bob in another line of text, then spitting him out in the next line of text - godmodding in it's most obvious form (quite apart from being lazy in the extreme) and he doesn't think that is modding at all.

    So im interested in what the current population of MD feel about RP at the moment.

    Z
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